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Katherine Swank, Senior Consultant – Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company

About Katherine

Katherine Swank, JD, senior Consultant at Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company and blogger at, helps non-profits use and apply statistical analytics and donor research to their existing and emerging fundraising efforts. With more than 20 years of legal and nonprofit management experience with such diverse groups as the American Heart Association, Southwestern University School of Law and Colorado Public Radio, Katherine has raised millions for mission funding. Prior to joining Target Analytics, she was the national director of gift planning at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she provided fundraising consulting services to the Society’s chapter leadership and development staff. Katherine is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University’s master of Global Nonprofit Management degree program in Denver, teaching classroom and online courses on wealth and philanthropy. She holds an independent studies degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a law degree from the Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa. Along with writing for industry publications like Advancing Philanthropy, Philanthropy Journal and The NonProfit Times, Katherine presents solo sessions and participates in panels for industry conferences such as National Conference on Planned Giving, AFP, APRA, Practical Planned Giving Conference and bbcon.

Focus Areas

General Fundraising, Planned Giving and Nonprofit Management

Social Media

Find Katherine on the web: Twitter, LinkedIn, npENGAGE Blog

Published Articles

Data Bytes or Data Bites? Using data effectively for planned giving programs
Do We Really Need More PG Innovation?
Emergent Philanthropists: America’s Evolving Affluent Ethnic Donor Groups
Weath and Philanthropy in America
Best Practices for Fundraising Success: Diversifying Giving Channels

Speaking Engagements

Katherine is a frequent speaker at industry events including events organized by Partners for Philanthropic Planning, formerly the National Committee of Planned Giving (PPP), Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement (APRA), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP).


Check out Katherine's presentations on SlideShare:


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